It was all Izard County early, but the Calico Rock Lady Pirates refused to go quietly April 15 at Earl King Memorial Park.
The Lady Cougars jumped in front 8-0 in the top of the first inning and then had to hold on as Calico Rock made a furious charge.
But in the end, Izard County posted a 9-8 victory.
Brittany Shrable had two hits and drove in three runs for the Lady Cougars, while Sarah Taylor, Kaydie Campbell, Kristen Doty and Emily Crider each hit safely in the contest.
Taylor was the winning pitcher, giving up five hits, while fanning five and walking one.